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Should it be a Crime to Take a Nap while Babysitting?

I a href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18967662/”saw this story about an 18-year- old-babysitter /awho might be held responsible for the deaths of two toddlers:br /br /blockquoteA teenage girl could face criminal charges after the two toddlers she was baby-sitting drowned in a nearby pond in a rural Pennsylvania town.br /br /The coroner says the deaths were accidental. But the 18-year-old, who is related to one of the girls, could be held responsible if she is found to have been negligent or reckless.br /br /The baby sitter told state police she put the girls down for a nap Wednesday and took a nap herself. When she woke up, she said the two girls were missing from the house./blockquotebr /br /So, if taking a nap while babysitting turns out to be a crime, what would napping while parenting be called? And if cases like this are prosecuted–isn’t it too dangerous to babysit for anyone, relatives included?